Expander - radiotherapy


could I please ask about your experiences having expander immediate reconstruction before radiotherapy. My grade was one but jumped to 2 after surgery so it wasn’t expected that I will need radiotherapy when we were planning for surgery. But now it looks like I will need it. I’m worried cause I’m very happy with the expander reconstruction . Will radiotherapy ruin it? I was told there is higher risk of capsule contraction.

thank you

Hi Brigitta

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